- The Mobile App is part of efforts to discourage the large gathering of people at the different registration centers.
The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has explained how Nigerians could link their sim cards to the National Identification Number, NIN by using the NIMC Mobile App.
According to the Commission, the move is part of efforts to discourage the large gathering of people at the different registration centers given the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the country.
Meanwhile, the Commission said only those people with NIN can navigate the NIMC Mobile App adding that everybody is permitted to link up to 7 devices with Nigerian registered mobile numbers to their NIN via phones (read more here).
How To Use NIMC Mobile App
1.Android users are to visit Google Play Store to download the Mobile App while iPhone users are to visit Apple App Store.
2.After installing the app, open the App on your phone
3.At the bottom left, click on skip
4.Then put in your 11-digit NIN in the box and press next
5.A window will pop up showing the phone number you used in the registration of your NIN.
6.Click on the I am still using this Mobile number (If you still have access to the mobile number, you need to visit any NIMC office to update your mobile number before you can continue with the process if you are no longer using the mobile number
7.After choosing the option, press Next
8.If you are still using the mobile number, you are to enter the user ID and OTP sent to you through SMS and press proceed.
Requirement To Register Your NIN
5.Date of birth.